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Court of Queen's Bench Great Britain Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 332
  • Collection
  • 1839

Manuscript copy from shorthand notes of proceedings in the Court of Queen's Bench, 12 January, 1839 to 25 January, 1839, concerning an appeal for the release of 12 Canadians from a transportation sentence for taking part in the 1837 Rebellion.

Great Britain, Court of Queen's Bench, 1839

Thomas Blackwood Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 430
  • Collection
  • 1806-1839

This collection consists of contemporary copies of letters written by T. Blackwood from Michilimackinac to James and Andrew McGill & Co., to Ch. Chaboillez, and to T. and J. McGregor.

Blackwood, Thomas, 1773-1842

Laprairie Presbyterian Church Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 229
  • Collection
  • 1837-1843

These records consist of minutes of meetings of the Presbyterian Committee of Laprairie, 1837-1843, and two registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials at Laprairie, 1839 and 1842-1843.

Presbyterian Church (La Prairie, Québec)

Rideau Canal Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 228
  • Collection
  • 1841-1843

Consists of notes on the Rideau Canal's traffic.

Masson Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 472
  • Collection
  • 1757, 1778-1845

The collection consists of documents amassed by Roderick Mackenzie. Among the Masson manuscripts there are other series of letters; as well as journals kept by North-Westers and various business documents. Some of this material exists as originals; others are contemporary copies - the George Keith letters for example are contemporary copies on paper watermarked 1827. The collection also includes some duplicate texts - contemporary copies or later nineteenth-century copies that in some cases represent edited versions of the texts. Samuel Wilcocke's account of the death of Benjamin Frobisher exists in a draft original (or contemporary copy) and in a late nineteenth-century clean copy. Of course Benjamin Frobisher did not die in the dramatic circumstances as recorded by Wilcocke, but peacefully in Quebec City in 1821.

Mackenzie, Roderick, approximately 1761-1844

Quebec City Garrison General Orders

  • CA RBD MSG 1303
  • Collection
  • 29 May 1845 - 13 August 1845

Two general orders of the British Army's Forces in North America that are related to two fires that occurred in Quebec City on 28 May 1945 and 28 June 1845. The general orders contain reports detailing the sequence of events leading up to and during the fires, as well as the actions of the soldiers fighting the fires, and the damaged caused by the flames. The orders also include messages of thanks to the soldiers and their commanding officers from community leaders. Major-General James A. Hope was in command of the soldiers at Quebec City and submitted the reports to the Commander-in-Chief, the Duke of Wellington.

Henry Lyman Collection

  • CA OSLER P213
  • Collection
  • 1849

Collection contains a manuscript letter from Henry Lyman to his wife, Mary, in Granby; dated July 25, 1849, when the druggist shop Wm. Lyman & Co. was located at 194 and 196 St. Paul St. in Montreal, the letter deals principally with the cholera epidemic in the city.

Lyman, Henry, 1813-1897

Railway Accounts Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 294
  • Collection
  • 1836-1850

Collection includes account book for the London Grand Junction Railway, London Dock Company and other engineering projects in England.

L. T. Blackwood Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 436
  • Collection
  • 1844-1851

Contains one ledger book (cashbook), half-filled, for Blackwood who was a retailer in Montréal.

Blackwood, L. T., 1844-1851

Henry S. Chapman Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 404
  • Collection
  • 1833-1853

This collection reflects Henry S. Chapman's relationships with a number of important figures in Montreal's political and business history, between roughly 1833 and 1853, the period following Chapman's return to London. A significant amount of the material in this collection is related to the 1837-1838 Upper and Lower Canada Rebellions (especially in Montreal), as well as events occurring immediately after the uprisings.

Consists of copies of original material, chiefly correspondence, arranged roughly by date. The contents of letters (1835-1853) include business partnerships, political reform, and personal news. Significant correspondents include Louis-Joseph Papineau, Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine, Jacob Dewitt, François-Antoine Larocque (of Laroque and Bernard), Joseph Perreault, and Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan. There is also a partial manuscript on Canadian history and pages from a scrapbook, both dating from the 1830s.

Chapman, Henry Samuel, 1803-1881

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